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cuomo from erik. james says in connecticut there are two major problems, the deficit and more taxes. both problems are created by one party rule. what are the big issues in your state? join that conversation on facebook by looking for c-span. let us take a look at the balance of power in state. we can see here who controls the governors' seats. 30 republicans states in red, 19 democratic, and one independent in rhode island. but as your what ray has to say on our democrats line. caller: good morning. i wanted to say that i believe here in the state of texas -- our standard of living is what keeps is going. nobody can live on $7.25 hour. our standard of living is so below the economy it should be at $12 per hour. everything is so expensive right now. it should be, at the very least, $12 per hour. host: you are calling to raise the minimum wage? caller: yes, ma'am. if everybody makes at least $12 an hour, this country would boom so fast. here in the state of texas -- i think it is everywhere. the corruption of the governor and the mayor. big corporate donors, big business owners. they
the bush tax cuts? >> yes. >> a lot of people railed against bush and also against obamacare that is how they got the majority in the 2010 election. >> it's the economy. liz: david and gains. david: cheryl casone, good to have you here. thank you so much. melissa: i am melissa francis and here's what is "money" tonight. it could be the next california. how close is the breaking point and can the taxman save it? the power panel breaks it down. plus, he's in what is going on in salt lake city lately? a group of doctors declared a health emergency warning premature birth and miscarriag miscarriages. the group's leader joins us with the diagnosis. and unusual hand drawn top nba recruits three high-stakes poker tournament. not sure they make great executives. the man behind the plan joins us exclusively to lay out his cards. even when they say this not, it is all about money. so tonight we start with a huge hit to illinois, the critic has been knocked down from an aide to an a- from credit rating agency. now tied with illinois the lowest rating in the country. is our country going down the dr
where republicans and democrats seem to agree that something needs to be done on tax issues or fiscal issues, where there has been an impasse for many years now. host: in terms of the principle, how detailed is the outline? are we talking about a bill taking shape or just a sketch at this point? caller: it is more of a sketch, the first step in trying to get an actual bill going. basically these are legislative goals that include four areas, one is a package, one is overhauling the existing system, another is establishing a way to ensure that there is less illegal hiring of workers, and another is to create a guest worker program. but those goals, we do not know how that will be achieved or worked out over the next few months. things are supposed to get going here as soon as next month. senator schumer and the other senators believe that they could have something by late spring, early summer. host: looking at "the san antonio news," we have this headline -- "upset republicans." what are you hearing about republicans getting things through? caller: house republicans do not seem to be o
including increasing the gasoline tax say you have some extra money. >> that is the definition of a no-brainer in terms of constructive policy. gas goes up and down by a large margin every year. if he could cap some of that infrastructure, it would be great. >> infrastructure, and tandem reform, gas tax -- entitlement reform, gas tax. who's in? >> i might be. >> no. >> i'm in. >> i will consider it. f the close of the deficitm, i'm in. >> depends on your definition of attach the reforms -- of you get into what those words really mean, and i began to say that is not reform. >> there is nothing in the plan that asks everyone to pay -- there is nothing that ask the wealthy to be part of the solution. >> what we have here is a disagreement as to the basic problem. we are still hearing talk about tax on the wealthy. we just got some tax on the wealthy. it will pay for about a week of running the federal government. if we confiscated everyone's income that make over 250,000 north, it pays for one year of the deficit. i am just saying, if we brought it down to what the president wante
. >> fox news lart. issue of americans moving tons avoid paying higher taxes. golfer phil mickelson recently complained about paying higher taxes and said he may move elsewhere but apologized or admitting that. tiger woods moved to florida who has no state income tax. states with the higher taxes are among those seeing their populations decrease. the high rates are in orange while states with owe over head are seeing population growth some of those are in green. simon rosen burg who is president and founder of a think tank advocacy organization. a fellow at the american enterprise institute and former speech riert for president george w. bush. if you look at what's happening in the state eliminating their state income tax or lowering their state income tax it is remarkable for those choosing the opposite route. >> that is exactly right. what the democrats don't seem to understand is taxes effect behavior. wh when you have a situation in high tax states like california like the tax policies have become compensatory it's not just phil mickelson and tiger woods. the state of california
lower. what you are seeing is a lot of investors wanting to take a profit before the capital gains taxes kicked in. you started seeing the stock sell off last september. as for today, they are choosing to get out and they are seating up. phones and tablets and the heat is coming heavier these days. >> it's about innovation here since steve jobs passed. tim cook took over and what does it say about tim cook's tenure as ceo? >> does he get the blame? sure. the buck stops with him. he's the same guy who oversaw the debut of the iphone 4s. he's the guy who stared the stock price. when kwook took over, the price doubled in the first year and his charge peaked in september. shares have tumble and there two camps and schools of thought. wall street and analysts say that they don't have the confidence that he can deliver, but this is an incredibly healthy company with $137 billion tucked away and the next four quarters show what this showed last night, maybe they will ree valuate. for now, cook should stay. >> we are just minutes away. president obama expected as we are looking live at the white
about the gas tax. i'm sure you have all thought about it a lot. plenty of studies have shown consumer willingness to buy fuel-efficient cars is tied to lower prices and gas or i should say higher prices and gas. congress obviously is in no mood to raise the gas tax right now, so how do we deal with that to make consumers perhaps more willing to look at fuel-efficient models? >> an excellent question. who wants to take that? >> i will be brave. i think when i think about how do we get consumers -- it's nice to see you. we have talked on the phone a lot before. when. when we look at getting these consumers, for me it's about educating them on the total cost of ownership and what that means for them over the course of the life of of the vehicle, whether they are in a lease situation or they have purchased a door there is a 10% that -- it's understanding the total, and i also think -- one of my girlfriends lives in new jersey. they. they don't have to pump their own gas. they do it for you there. she moved and she was horrified. you have to put a value on having an electric car you can pl
, by restoring clinton-era tax rates for the top 1% of income earners. that's what we've done so far. i think it probably is safe to say that the tax rate discussion is probably done, but we have not even begun to discuss tax loopholes. why should millionaires get more tax benefit against their charitable contributions than middle-class families do? why should a billionaire who builds a wing on a museum and puts his name on it get more tax bang for his charitable buck than the middle-class family who gives to their local church? is protecting that benefit for high-end charitable donors more important than addressing our deficit? how about tax subsidies to the most profitable companies in the world, the big oil behemoths? the american taxpayer is asked to provide money to big and often foreign oil companies. is keeping big oil lobbyists happy with subsidies from the american people more important than addressing our deficit? should companies and wealthy individuals be allowed to hide their money from the tax man in offshore accounts while working families pay their taxes fair and square? is pr
a healthy state funded by 80%, but the plus side if they have an unlimited ability to raise taxes. it was really written in there. they can go ahead and tax away to solve the problem. has that worked for california? a limited ability to solve this pension problem. what do you think? >> in california we are very excited to not be the worst anymore. running around the state capital building we are 49. that is at least good news for us. raising taxes now that the marginal tax rate is topping up 13.3% for the richest californians there: accountants in droves finding ways to move their money and we are looking at unfunded pension liability maybe not as bad off, but $181 billion? melissa: i love you, jonathan, but he was so entertaining. going on to say they believe legislative consensus will be difficult to achieve given the poor track record of the past two years. in other words, may have the ability to tax until kingdom come but i don't think they will reform the pension, which they raised taxes in the past and they didn't spend the money to fix the problem. they just spend it. jona
be making a bigger case about taxes, spending, shoot for the mountains and not get dragged down on what he says is clearly democrats and the president's turf. >> we have to focus, steve, i believe republicans -- i've said it time and time again -- on taxes. on cutting spending. on saving entitlements. on saving america from this crushing national debt. it grew $6 trillion under barack obama over the past term. and try to avoid some of these other issues. but i hear bobby jindal's new federalism on crack talking about cutting federal employees by three-quarters, et cetera, et cetera. that ain't going to happen. with the changing demographics and where america is and where it's going over the next 20 every 30 years. >> that's the issue. if you separate it, i think the first part not being the stupid party anymore is sort of a no-brainer. why would you go around insulting important interest groups. >> women. >> yeah, the 47%, all that stuff. but then you get to his policy proposals, and i don't think he's in the mainstream of this country when you talk about 25% of the government buildings, c
's the republican governors story. we've got 30 of them getting things done, balanced budgets, lower taxes, more jobs. that's what people want. they want a job, they want to get out of debt. we can show them were conservatism generates those results. >> what do you think you're hearing from this bipartisan proposal in the senate on immigration? are you for what you've heard and do you think what they're talking about fits the definition of amnesty? >> they're on the right path. this has been a solution that eluded everybody since reagan signs the bill to have a fix for that. we need a comprehensive solution. border security, better security within the country and then a pathway to citizenship for those that are here because sending 12 million people back to some other country is not going to cut it. >> what you just described some people call amnesty. do you understand why? >> i do. what i understand about the proposal and i've just taken a look at it, it's pretty tough love. it is penalties for violating the law. and it is a large number of things have to go through before you qualify. you get
from a federal perspective is that this takeover is subsidized through tax credits that or just extended by the fiscal cliff bill, which allows investors to come into our inner-city neighborhoods and build expensive buildings, turned over and lease them to a charter boards and high rates, so charters don't have sufficient funding to even operator schools as far as operating expenses such as teachers and books and so on. i'm concerned about proliferation of charter's and what this has done to destroy neighborhoods. host: here's a comment -- coming up next, we will talk more about immigration policy. what the president had to say yesterday and what a bipartisan group of senators announced earlier this week. argos -- our guest is carlos gutierrez, now working on immigration issues as well as other things in his portfolio. later on, paul krugman, a columnist, gave us a visit. we will be right back. [video clip] >> one cannot count the times that americans say that we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world. everybo
to eliminate virginia's gas tax. he says replace it with a sales tax increase. the plan passed a major hurdle yesterday. a house committee voted in favor of it. a senate committee will discuss that proposal today. >>> virginia schools may soon get report cards, too. the house education committee voted in favor of a bill that grades public schools on an a to f scale. the house will now take up the legislation. the committee backed several other bills. one would create a board to oversee failing schools. another would require teachers to be trained in administering cpr. the committee also endorsed legislation allowing schools to create their own calendars and open before labor day. >>> home-schooled students in virginia will keep an eye on richmond today. the senate education and health committee will debate the so-called tebow bill. it would allow home-schooled students to play sports at public schools. the committee killed a similar bill last year. the bill is named after nfl quarterback tim tebow who was homeschooled in florida and allowed to play high school football. he went on to win the
the super bowl . >>> all right 6:24. a series of robberies. >>> and get ready to file on time the 2013 tax season >>> good morning, i'm mike haiduk,. >> a beautiful pick of the capital there. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. we want to begin with weather delays. all federal employees asked to remain off the roads until 10:00 this morning. federal offices will not open until noon. >>> be sure to download the wusa 9 app for the ipad. >> on top you are going to see cancellations. when you see your school, you are going to click on the star. you are favoriting your school, so the next time the school was closed, it will pop upright away. that way you don't have to scroll through all the schools. >>> here's howard with your forecast. you can see him live streaming on this. >> reporter: good morning, checking out some of our patio furniture here on the weather. a glaze of ice, parts of it are cold enough to support that. north of town, we are just a little bit colder in spots, you have more of this even reports of a quarter inch of sleet. let's talk about our catastrophe we are starting ou
the county is expected to raise about $1.2 million from that tax. it based its projections on the d.c. system. and you have to remember it's not just grocery stores but all retailers are charging for a bag. >> i was at wheaton mall this weekend. my best friend's wife was buying clothes. the woman told her she had to pay for the bag, lost it. lives in laurel, didn't know. >> yep. >>> stay with us. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> we're watching a strong line of storms move out of our region this hour. you could still feel their impact today. many low-lying areas like this one in fairfax county are under water at this hour. and that could cause problems with your morning commute. >>> power crews working hard to get lights on for thousands in the area. we found lines down on beech drive nor porter in the district. a tree brought those down. pepco has restored power to 4,000 residents in the past half-hour. just 1,500 in the dark. dominion dropping quickly, as well. down to less than 800. bge holding steady, 350 outages in anne arundel and prince george's county. high water also
first big hurdle tonight. the proposal includes getting rid of the state's gas tax. julie carey traveled to richmond and found the vote wasn't an exactly overwhelming endorsement. >> reporter: even with the small victory today, the governor's plans don't have a long way to go, for republicans who see it as a tax hike to northern virginia lawmakers who say it doesn't go nearly far enough. the transportation second tear himself presented the bill, it is cornerstone for funding -- scrapping the gas tax and hiking the sales tax from 5% to 5.8%. there were two competing plans. >> they're always a cash cow. we get 40%. so we want some assurance that the money we're sending down comes back. that's really what the controversy is all about. >> former virginia transportation secretary vivian watts says a billion is needed each year for construction alone in urban areas of the commonwealth. >> our deep concern is it only addresses maintenance, it does not address the urban need. >> reporter: delegate tim hugo, a co-sponsor urged a vote on the governor's bill only. >> i tell you, i am very concerned
four years and you see higher taxes, class warfare radical wealth redistribution, socialized medicine, unprecedented spending record breaking deficits and debt. you say of course this is the logical results of all of those policies. it's not a big mystery here. they a >> they are also pointing to this effect of gridlock in washington and some people may be freaked out by higher taxes. there's a question of whether there is any will in washington to make anything meaningful happen on the questions of spending and our budget which we haven't had in four years now. we don't have a budget. senator mary landrow dismissed diskri discretionary spending. >> i am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control despite what you hear on fox news. >> it doubled since 2000. >> why she says stuff like that i don't know. i guess she gets extra brownie points and a pat on the head or attacking fox news. our spending is out of control, the argument see should have made is that our immediate problem is dealing with jobs. attacking the deficit right now isn't g
, not to mention tax breaks that encourage companies that -- that allow companies to deduct the cost of moving their plant overseas against their federal tax, those are the kinds of things that average americans are waiting for the house of representatives to act, legislation that will make a real difference in their lives right now. i said i'm fine with the no budget, no pay act. we should pass a budget. we should move forward on that. we need to raise the debt ceiling and stop playing politics with this, but let the house of representatives get moving on the issues that affect everyday americans. that's all about jobs, that's all about this economic recovery. madam president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. brown: madam president? the presiding officer: yes, the senator from ohio. mr. brown: i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the quorum. the presiding officer: without objection. for the senate, the letter of resignation of senator john f. kerry of massachusetts, effective friday, february 1, at 4:00 p.m. without o
know that people over 200,000 a year are going to pay 4-1/2% more in tax. we know there's certain stability. let's hope we wet through the debt ceiling crisis, and then you'll see the private sector invest. if there's one thing this president is going to be known for, he is all over the social issues, guns and gay marriage and healthcare but has done nothing to help this economy. and when you look at what jack will you and rob neighbors and gene sprawling did in the summer of 2011, are you shock wed have had this anemic recovery? and we're not in a recovery. near a recession. >> one more quarter and we're in a technical recession as well. one more quarter of negative. let's talk about this for a little bit. so, what we really need is growth to come back into the economy. for me, ronald reagan, margaret thatcher, said let people keep more of their own money and then people invest in their businesses or invest in themselves go out to dinner, a movie. thatthat's economic growth. >> you're absolutely correct. and look, the numbers are clear. if we were growing at three to four, five%,
including fines and back taxes, undergo a background check and learn english and american civics. yesterday, marco rubio in florida sought to win over conservatives opposed to any deal with threats of amnesty. >> there are over 11 million workers undocumented. that's not something any wanted to see happen. it is what has happened. we have an obligation and need to address the reality of the situation we face. i think today is an important first step in what's going to be a significant complicated journey. the issue of immigration is not a simple one. we have the opportunity to do it right and if we do, i think we'll do a tremendous service to our country. snow jo . >> joe, remains to be seen how far this gets but you see john mccain and lindsey graham talking about what they're talking about in terms of a bill that even hints at amnesty. >> no doubt about it, things have changed in the last five years. there will still be conservatives in the house who want to be assured by marco rubio and john mccain and any conservative that supports this bill that won't be a repeat of 1996, that was an o
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aren't blaming the tax hikes they just pushed through. no. something else. >> our economy is facing a major headline which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. >>steve: darned republicans. democrats' plan? print more money. brian. >>brian: make way for the future site of the obama library. but first we need to get ronald reagan's childhood home out of the way. break out the bulldozer. "fox & friends" starts tphoufplt >>gretchen: good morning. usually when we come in in the morning, we all have our own ways of preparing for the show. unfortunately i have to spend a little bit more time in hair and makeup. and during that time is when i start looking at the news papers, the hard-core ones, not on my ipad. i have to say i was a little shocked at the front cover of the new york post this morning when it hit my lap. that one right there. dan marino, we all know over at cbs sports, hall of fame quarterback with the miami dolphins, probably the best quarterback to not win a super bowl. now revealed he has a seven-year-old love child that has been kept secret all this tim
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be sure to see a litany of anti-coal regulations, tax hikes, anti-second amendment bills, forced unionization bills and crazy new deficit spending. it's the same old mitch mcconnell, same operation. and he will block president obama's agenda. it's basically selling out the efforts of the progressives in this country, in my opinion. let's turn to senator bernie sanders of vermont, who is the only member of the democratic caucus to vote against the so-called filibuster reform. senator, good to have you with us tonight. i'd like you to respond to that fundraising letter of mitch mcconnell. i mean, are things going to change? are we going to see the same old mitch? >> look, at the end of the day, what that legislation did is made it easier for some cabinet appointees to take their jobs. that's important. it's going to speed up the process in the senate. that's important. but at the end of the day, ed, this country faces enormous economic crises. we've got to deal with global warming. we've got to deal with education. we have to deal with deficit reduction. we are not going to be able
by that measure in the 1990s in russia. one clue is the subsidies that you could get for the import of tax-free tobacco and alcohol to benefit good causes such as the red cross. this was profitable and, therefore, of interest. it's even a science fiction story. because what we're dealing here really when you come right down to it is the meeting of two alien civilizations after 70 years of the soviet period. the oil industry in particular grew up in almost complete isolation from the west, and this is virtually a unique case. we have other places where oil industries have grown up, where oil industries are run by national oil companies, but in almost every case -- in fact in every case -- these industries were first founded by foreigners and then were taken over. not so in the case of russia where from the 1920s on at any rate or for all practical purposes the oil industry was home grown and developed its own culture, its own civilization even as the soviet union did with its own language and its own culture. i sometimes like to tell my classes that the story of russia in the 20th century i
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billion over five years for transportation projects. he'd also do that by eliminating the state's gas tax and raising its sales tax. another element of mcdonnell's plan sparking protests today. hybrid car owners plan to drive to richmond to show their opposition for that proposal. they're upset the governor wants to impose a $100 fee on alternative fuel vehicles. >>> let's check in with tony again on the live desk with breaking news in montgomery county. tony? >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news where montgomery county fire rescue is attempting to rescue a person out of a car. take a look now. moments ago, firefighters just went out to that car. they're returning back now. and i can't really tell. looks like they may have one person with them. looked like just a few seconds ago that they may have pulled that person out of the passenger side of the vehicle. again, this is the 16800 block of riffle ford road, montgomery county fire rescue. looks like rescuing one person out of the passenger side window of the vehicle that was stuck there on that -- on that flooded road. again this
taxes. doesn't add up. pardon the pun. >> a new "washington post" poll says 57 americans have a favorable opinion of president obama. that's a three-year high. >> it's time to brew on this. i am sure we all worked with this kind of person in our lives. the know it all person. turns out they might not just annoy you but they could ruin your super bowl party on sunday. >> a recent survey finds 52 percent of adults feel the know it all is the worst super bowl guest. close runner up the remote dominator the social butterfly an the super fan that am coulds decked out in the uniform. >> and screams through out the whole party. >> what is the worst house guest? tweet them or e-mail them to us. >>> ronald reagan's boyhood home is getting a lot of tanks because it is about to meet the wrecking ball in order to make way for a brand new building in honor of president obama. >> they are some of the easiest meals to make at home. these guys the frozen pizza may be tainted with poison. >> average price of gas 3.39 cents per gallon. ♪ alright, let's go. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ sh
are unnecessary. >> they don't hit the elites, they don't hit the criminal. they hit the average hard-working tax-paying american. >> most republicans on the committee agree. >> i have a hard time telling my constituents in texas that congress is looking at passing a whole new raft of laws when the laws currently on the books are so woefully unenforced. >> the hearing touched on many measures congress is considering including strengthening background checks for gun buyers, lilting high capacity magazines and limitibanning ass weapons. even for some like patrick leahy -- >> americans have the right to self-defense, to have guns in their homes to protect their families. no one can take away those rights or their guns. >> as the hearing was going on, senators learned of a shooting in giffords' home state of arizona, one dead twoond wounded in phoenix. and illinois senator dick durbin told the story of another victim. this 15-year-old hadiya pendleton who performed at the inauguration. >> a gunman shot her dead in just a matter of days after the happiest day of her life. she's gone. >> one thing this
there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. revamp our tax code. reduce the cost of health care. medicare and medicaid and social security. they do not make us a nation of takers. the threat of climate change. sustainable energy sources. our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. seneca falls and selma and stonewall. earn a living equal to their efforts. our gay brothers and sisters welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants. the quiet lanes of newtown. >> joining me now, msnbc contributor jimmy williams and former rnc chairman and msnbc analyst michael still. gentlemen good to see you both. jimmy let me start witd you immediately. a lot of people criticized the president's speech. to be expected to some degree. did that sound like hey i won you lost. this is how it's going to be? >> i hate to break the news to people but that is exactly what happened. i went back this morning and looked at reagan's second inaugural and george bush jr.'s second inaugural. reagan talked about economics and the role of government. bush, terr
press secretary blames gop for the economy while pushing higher taxes. what planet do these guys live on. great panel today. doug schoen, former pollster to president bill clinton and fox news contributor and monica crowley radio talk show host extraordinaire and welcome to you all. big shocker the number we got yesterday. >> absolutely. overall it was a big shock. following the day before, carney would mention consumer sentiment because that plunged dramatically the day before. that was maybe even a bigger shock because that speaks to the future where the gdp report was, in the past. and that was all about the payroll tax hikes. so a double-whammy this week. martha: whose fault is it? >> you can't be in the white house and only cherry-pick the good stuff. first four years it was bush's fault. martha: sure you can. every white house wants to do that. >> the fact of the matter is the economy has been slowed in part because there was been a war on success and constant threening and deemization of business. a lot of businesses have been afraid and intimidated by this. martha: no doubt about
, and this is net, after tax revenue is realized, $2.6 trillion. and that's in costs in medicare, social security, unemployment compensation, food stamps and other welfare programs. that's a foundation study. so the bottom line is, we're trying to balance the budget in washington that we'll balance in ten years but not taking into account the 2.6 trillion that it will cost by creating a pathway to citizenship and that number may increase, wolf, if we don't have our borders secured. >> one final question, because a lot of republicans are looking at the fastest growing vote, the hispanic vote across the country and republicans, at least in the last presidential election, the one before 2008, didn't do very well. they are obviously anxious to reach out to latino voters. are you saying you want to just forget about that vote? >> no. what i'm saying, wolf, is that anyone that believes that immigration or illegal immigration is the most important issue to the latino population in america is grossly mistaken. it is an issue but it's not the most important issue to latinos. listen, the people that are hu
't marginalize it all. >> say on the tax policy, they fought on raising taxes on the rich. 60% to 70% of the public agree with the president on that. so they're marginalized on a lot of policy matters, and the stupid comments don't come out. >> coming out for lower taxes are not going to get you beat. why don't they stick to the strong points? republicans looked ridiculous this week when they decided to go after hillary clinton, who is riding so high in the polls. why did they go after her at the very point she was at her strongest, they attacked. let's take a look. >> i'm glad that you're accepting responsibility. i think that ultimately with your leaving you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11, and i really mean that. had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable not to know of the request for security that really i think cost these people their lives. >> madam secretary, you let the consulate become
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